I suck at this blogging thing. Truly.
What’s been going on now? You probably don’t care. And I wouldn’t blame you. But if you are still here? LOVE YOU!
I think I told you all about my suspicions that I am bi-polar? (I’m really too lazy to go back and look.) And maybe about my conversation with K2Kid about it, when her response to “I think I might be bi-polar” was “Duh! I thought you were already being treated for that.” It really was kind of funny.
Then there was a strange tingling and numbness in my right arm and a weird pain in my left side. I’m telling you – I’m falling apart.
I went to my doctor. He scheduled an x-ray for my spine/arm and an ultrasound for my side. He also referred me to a local psychiatric practice. We decided that it was unlikely that I a bi-polar, but he would leave it up to the specialist to decide.
The ultrasound for my side didn’t turn up anything so I also got an MRI. That stuff you have to drink? Which “isn’t a laxative”? Yeah. It’s gross and it does. Enough said.
The x-ray? I have arthritis in my spine and my C5-6 and C6-7 are wearing and I have bone spurs and growths and blah blah blah. I am trying physical therapy – which includes traction – first. If that doesn’t work, the next step could be surgery. Awesome.
The therapy? I’ve been twice. The first time? He was a little shocked that I said I wanted to live-tweet the session. It’s like he doesn’t know me. The last thing he said when I was leaving was “Yeah, we have some work to do.” Again, I thought that was really funny. Because, you know. Duh.
The second session was this week. He spent a lot of time talking to me about my lack of relationships with men. What I got out of it is he thinks I need to get laid. Hmmm. Okay. I don’t necessarily disagree, and yet I don’t think having a mate is the be all and end all to happiness. And really? Where do people meet these days? Ugh. This is a whole other post.
Anyhoo. This is what’s going on. I’ll get you caught up on my job search exploits, next time. It seems like I have been all kinds of busy, but really, I have just been wading through a bunch of crap.
Here’s hoping things will look up soon.
2011/10/20 at 2:16 pm
I’m glad that they at least have some idea of what is causing you discomfort, although the news really sucks. I hope the physical therapy works for you, honey.
I totally understand wading through the crap. It’s hard to find a place to begin, sometimes. Have you ventured back to knitting, yet? For me, at least, that makes the other things around me more surmountable when I’ve spent a few minutes with the predictable repetitions of knitting.
2011/10/16 at 12:53 pm
Is physical therapy working for you? I hope you don’t have to have surgery but if you’d feel better, I suppose it’s goodness. Fingers crossed you don’t have to, though. xo
2011/10/16 at 1:59 pm
The PT was working – traction was kinda great. But I had to stop because the co-pays were killing me. I’ll go back when I get things settle down. 🙂
2011/10/01 at 11:44 pm
Oh, honey. 😦 I’m so sorry about the arthritis. Sending you gentle squishy bewbie hugs.